We’re oh so excited to have celebrity chef, author of My Italian Kitchen, TV personality and restaurant owner, Laura Sharrad, share some of her scrumptious summer recipes. Check out her fruity summer mocktails (gin and Prosecco optional!).
Makes 3 litres
2 punnets strawberries
1L sparkling apple juice / soda water / lemonade
2–3 limes, sliced plus extra to juice the glass rims
1 punnet strawberries, 1 berry per glass
Spice it up! Add 1 shot of gin and/or a splash of Prosecco to each glass (adults only)
🍹 Juice all the fresh fruits and strain.
🍹 Dip the rim of each glass in lime juice followed by coconut sugar to create a sweet crust on each.
🍹 Fill each glass halfway with juice, followed by a scoop of ice and topped off with sparkling juice/soda.
🍹 Garnish with mint leaves, a slice of lime and strawberry on each glass.
Originally from Melbourne before relocating to McLaren Vale in South Australia, Laura Sharrad grew up with a wooden spoon in her hand cooking beside her nonnas. Her rich Italian heritage has played a heavy hand in her epicurean journey, which was further strengthened after living in Tuscany. A former MasterChef contestant and an extensively trained chef, the impressive career of this talented 20-something has leapt from strength to strength. Laura recently opened her own restaurant, Nida Bar and Pasta, with her husband and fellow chef, Max Sharrad. With another restaurant and cookbook in the works, Laura says the long‑term dream is to buy a property on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, teach students to cook and grow produce for a small sustainable restaurant.